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Coming to terms with Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi writes quiet, simple, meditative music, mostly for piano. And he’s a global phenomenon. He sold out seven nights at the Barbican in London. His latest album, Seven Days Walking: Day One, achieved two million online streams on its release day, making it the fastest streamed classical album of all time. Meanwhile, from my […]

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Music from Chopin’s Land: Lesser-Known Polish Composers in the Spotlight

If you ask someone to name a Polish composer, Frédéric Chopin will probably be the answer about 99% of the time. His influence and status as a symbol of Polish pride continues to this day, and his legacy has inspired a long, rich piano tradition continuing with pianists like Artur Rubinstein and Krystian Zimerman. In […]

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Hidden Gems: J.S. Bach – Four Duets, BWV 802-805

I’m still taking some time to sort out all the riches of The Etude magazine, but in the meantime here’s some straight-up repertoire discussion. Don’t confused by the title “duet” – these are for one player, but the title comes from the fact that they are written in two voices. I became interested in these […]

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